First Nations, Inuit and Métis Students

The Indigenous Student Centre strives to foster a home-away-from-home for all First Nations, Métis and Inuit students based on Indigenous kinship. The Centre engages a community of people from a variety of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, backgrounds and world views to create a diverse, inclusive and holistic community. 

#FutureGryphon- Becoming a Guelph Student

Interested in finding out more about becoming a U of G student and the admissions support for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students.


Supports for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Students

  • Indigenous Student Advising
    Connect with us for support with financial, academic, cultural, employment and personal concerns.

  • Financial Supports
    Information about how to help you fund your education through bursaries, scholarships and work study opportunities.

  • Indigenous Student Self-Identification
    Information about how Indigenous students can voluntarily self-identify.

  • Sponsorship
    Information for third party sponsors and sponsored students. 

  • Indigenous STEM Mentorship Program
    Connecting ​​​​​​First Nation, Inuit and Métis undergraduate students in any STEM program at the University of Guelph with faculty in the biological sciences for one-on-one mentorship.


Get Involved

Indigenous Student Society

The Indigenous Student Society (ISS) is a club accredited through the Central Student Association. The ISS hopes to be a source of community and amplify the voices of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. Email them at iss@uoguelph.ca or follow them on social media on Facebook at uofgISS or on Instagram at uog_iss.


Clubs and Campus Organizations

Find a club or organization that suits your interests at GryphLife.ca


In Their Words - Student Perspectives on the Indigenous Student Centre

You may hear many students and staff call the Indigenous Student Centre their home away from home. This could not be more true! My undergrad experience was positively impacted by the support I received from the Centre as well as participating in various social events hosted there. As I start a new chapter in my life, I will continue to cherish the good times I shared with my Indigenous Student Centre family.

The Indigenous Student Centre was a great support for me throughout my time at U of G, and it gave me a home away from home. The supports that the Centre and the staff provided me greatly benefitted my growth as a student, as a member of my community, and as an individual in society. The staff helped me a lot throughout my journey at U of G.

One day, while preparing to leave the Indigenous Student Centre, I was wearing very sparkly pink shoes. A friend joked, referring to the Wizard of Oz, that if I clicked my heels together three times, I could go back home. I said that I probably wouldn’t go anywhere - the ISC has become my home!